VOLUNTEER VOICES

Much like rural fire companies, libraries in our small towns and villages are vital, provide important services unavailable elsewhere. Sponsoring art exhibits, classes, and lectures, they serve an unofficial role as walk-in community centers. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

B’nai Israel congregation season ends

Fleischmanns — As B’nai Israel in Fleischmanns prepares for its centennial year next year, the High Holidays were truly inspiring for those who participated this year. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

ROXBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE ROXBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT had its simple beginnings early in the 1890s. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

ARKVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Arkville Fire Department was formed in 1875 and has provided service to Arkville and the surrounding area continually for 142 years.  The present day department is made up of approximately 25 members, of whom 20 are active firefighters.  More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

FLEISCHMANNS FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE FLEISCHMANNS FIRE DEPARTMENT is 100% volunteer. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

HALCOTTSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE HALCOTTSVLLE FIRE DEPARTMENT receives approximately 30+ calls per year.  The Halcottsville Fire Department covers over 200 full-time and seasonal residents. They receive several Echo Fire Calls to assist as they do not have an EMS.  More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

OLIVE FIRE DEPARTMENT

OLIVE FIRE DEPARTMENT: The Olive Fire Department Staff includes: Line Officers Chief Chris Winnie and Deputy Chief Steven Fuller. COMPANY #1: OLIVEBRIDGE Assistant Chief Terry Elmendorf, First Lieutenant Tim Dupree Jr, 1st Lieuten More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Three fall traditions intersected this week leading us naturally, some would say organically, to our Volunteer of the Week. More...

Posted 10/17/2017 07:10 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

If this column makes it seem that all volunteers are in their “golden” years, this week’s nominee dispels that notion. More...

Posted 10/10/2017 07:43 PM

Board of Elections Calendar

As election season heats up, News readers should know about deadlines for voter registration and for securing absentee ballots. A check with the Board of Elections shows the following: General Election Voter Registration Deadlines: More...

Posted 10/3/2017 07:28 PM

Dickerson named to staff of Western Catskills group

Stamford – Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. (WCCRC) announced the appointment of James Dickerson to the staff of the long-established rural preservation company.  More...

Posted 9/26/2017 08:06 PM

MARK Project has submitted applications for Middletown, Roxbury home repair funds

Arkville — The MARK Project, a community revitalization organization that focuses on economic development and housing needs for our local towns and villages, recently submitted two Community Development Block Grant applications on behalf of Mid More...

Posted 9/26/2017 08:06 PM

Volunteer Voices

Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center are much in the news at this busy time of year. A community health forum scheduled for next Monday, Oct. 2 at 6:00 p.m. More...

Posted 9/26/2017 08:06 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Bovina Farm Day, though one of the newer events in the region, has grown quickly into a major event that draws thousands of people eager to soak up the farm to table foods, get hands-on with animals, have some fun with scare-crows and listen to some More...

Posted 9/19/2017 10:39 PM

Book Focuses on the Anti-Rent Movement

Delhi — The latest publication from the Delaware County Historical Association has just been published. Free- men Awake! More...

Posted 9/19/2017 10:39 PM

DEP suspending voluntary releases from the Delaware system reservoirs

Kingston — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) has announced that it will suspend voluntary releases of additional water from its Delaware System reservoirs and ramp down to minimum rates of release that are outlin More...

Posted 9/12/2017 08:58 PM

Anatomy of a Deal: The major players in the county business purchase

As Delaware County officials struggle with solutions for the Public Works department, it’s been smooth sailing for a major change in the Office for the Aging. More...

Posted 9/12/2017 08:58 PM

Guarding Catskill water supply is history talk topic

GILBOA - One hundred years ago, as New York City residents celebrated the delivery of Catskill Mountain water from the Ashokan Reservoir via the Catskill Aqueduct, war in Europe brought fears that it might all be lost to German saboteurs.  More...

Posted 9/12/2017 08:58 PM

Ellen Stewart will never forget journey to see the ‘Ellies’

Roxbury resident took African trip for elephants’ sake

“I did it for the elephants, not for the travel,” explained Ellen Stewart when asked about her trip to Africa.  More...

Posted 9/12/2017 08:58 PM

Winfield Hinkley Jr. is Ed. Center Commandant

Chief Master Sergeant Winfield S. Hinkley Jr. is the 15th Commandant of the Chief Master Sergeant Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in East Tennessee. More...

Posted 9/12/2017 08:58 PM

Correction Notation

In last week’s story about Nazi flag intimidation in Fleischmanns, the event was attributed to two different dates. The even actually occurred on Sunday afternoon August 20. The News regrets the error and any confusion it might have generated. More...

Posted 9/5/2017 07:33 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Summer 2017 is now history, but successful events staged by area volunteers are still fresh in the memories of locals and visitors. More...

Posted 9/5/2017 07:33 PM

Trailways stops pick-ups, ticket sales at Rte. 28, Margaretville Motel location

With little formality, notice or ceremony, the Trailways bus company stopped selling tickets in Margaretville this month and will no longer pick up and discharge passengers at the Margaretville Motel.  More...

Posted 8/22/2017 07:43 PM

Officials, residents feeling blue over trashing of swimming hole

Similar issues are cropping up at other attractions

A steady increase in visitors to any local attraction is usually welcomed with open arms in the Catskills, but not so for the recent visitor spike at a swimming hole near the Town of Denning where a huge influx of visitors has met with a reception th More...

Posted 8/22/2017 07:43 PM

Farm Feast supports Bovina Library

Bovina — As fall reaches its peak and growing season gradually ends, Bovinians will once again gather to celebrate their farms, their community and their library.  More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

New trail near Woodchuck Lodge

A new trail will open on the property of Woodchuck Lodge in Roxbury with an unveiling event on Sunday, Oct. 29. The new trail is a segment of a partially restored footpath that was developed by Dr. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

ARENA FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE ARENA FIRE DEPT. was formed in 1892 as “Hubbell Hose Co,No.1” and later changed to “Arena Fire Dept.  More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

ANDES FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE ANDES FIRE DEPARTMENT began in 1877 in an old firehouse beside the Andes Hotel. Now it’s located at what once was Bromley’s Truck Garage on County Rd 1. They moved to their current location in the 1980s.  More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

BIG INDIAN/ OLIVEREA FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE BIG INDIAN OLIVEREA FIRE DEPARTMENT is a family affair. John Rossitz has been a member for 57 years. Jane Rossitz, his wife, was the first woman member of the department. Jody Rossitz, their son, is the Chief of the BIOFD. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

GRAND GORGE HOSE COMPANY

THE GRAND GORGE HOSE COMPANY was formed on August 5. 1899 with 18 charter members. Their first piece of fire-fighting equipment was a handdrawn hose cart that was donated to the company by George Decker of T. W. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

MARGARETVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT

MARGARETVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT MEMBER ROSTERLou Agustinello, Don Bramley, Charlie Bush, Nelson Delameter, Brian Faulkner, Tommy Filupeit, Kristie Gavette, Dee Hardy, John Hubbell, Terry Johnson, John Mathiesen, Chris Rosa, Laura Seltz, Bob Vining More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

PHOENICIA/ MT. TREMPER/ SHANDAKEN FIRE DEPARTMENTS

PHOENICIA FIRE DEPARTMENT Phoenicia Fire Department averages 100 to 150 calls per year, not including out of area calls. More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

PINE HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT

PINE HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT   More...

Posted 10/24/2017 10:04 PM

Delaware County Clean Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21

Delhi — Delaware County residents can gather up old paints, thinners and pesticides and dispose of them safely on Saturday, Oct. 21 during Clean Sweep 2017. More...

Posted 10/10/2017 07:43 PM

Stray cat tests positive for rabies in Franklin

Delhi – A stray cat from the Town of Franklin that attacked one person and a dog on September 20 tested positive for rabies on September 27. The cat was caught and sent for testing to Wadsworth lab on September 25.   More...

Posted 10/10/2017 07:43 PM

Catskill Mountain News alerts readers to scam ad

The Catskill Mountain News learned this week that it, and its readers were the victim of an advertising scam that could be detrimental to senior citizens and those who care for them.  More...

Posted 10/3/2017 07:27 PM

Volunteer Voices

On October 25, the News will publish a special section as a Salute to Volunteer Firefighters. If there is a more capable and dedicated group of community volunteers out there, we can’t imagine who they are. More...

Posted 10/3/2017 07:28 PM

Top 5 ways to prepare your home for the fall

The fall season has made its grand entrance this year. The leaves on the trees are in the early stages of falling and changing color. Halloween decorations are out and pumpkins are back in season. More...

Posted 9/26/2017 08:06 PM

Custom wheelchair buggy lets local boy feel the waves

In a day and age when accessibility for all is commonly held community value, the reality of how to make that happen is still not fully aligned with the goal. More...

Posted 9/19/2017 10:39 PM

CWC funds stormwater runoff and flood mitigation projects

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors took steps at its most recent meeting to address common, everyday storm- water runoff, as well as to anticipate the next big flood.  The CWC Board authorized fundi More...

Posted 9/19/2017 10:39 PM

Food Distribution Planned

Hamden – Delaware Opportunities Inc. will be conducting a distribution of surplus donated food to Delaware County residents on Friday, Sept. 29 from 10:30 a.m. until food is distributed.  More...

Posted 9/19/2017 10:39 PM

District 19 Candidates Forum hosted by Delaware Democrats

For the first time locally, eight candidates vying for the chance to take on John Faso in the next election, spoke at a Q&A hosted and live streamed by The Electoral Action Working Group of Delaware County Solidarity at United Ministry of Delhi S More...

Posted 9/12/2017 08:58 PM

RealtyUSA now Howard Hanna RE Services

Syracuse/Binghamton — Long time real estate agencies in throughout the region have been impacted by a major announcement in the industry. More...

Posted 9/12/2017 08:58 PM

Iris Mead to receive Hospital Citizenship Award

Presentation at Harvest Moon Ball on October 14

MARGARETVILLE — Halcottsville native Iris Mead will receive Margaretville Hospital’s 2017 Keene Roadman Citizen of the Year Award at the hospital auxiliary’s Harvest Moon Ball at the Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club from 6 to More...

Posted 9/12/2017 08:58 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

As often noted in the Volunteer Voices column, most of the great events that happen in the region happen because dedicated, passionate and creative volunteers make them happen. Margaretville’s First Friday events are no exception to that rule. More...

Posted 9/12/2017 08:58 PM

Monique Pucci is now Senior Airman

United States Air Force 50th Space Wing has promoted Monique S. Pucci to the rank of Senior Airman effective August 14.  Monique is recognized for her accomplishments at the Schriever AFB in Colorado Springs, CO.  More...

Posted 9/12/2017 08:58 PM

Bat tests positive for rabies

WALTON — A bat tested positive for rabies in the Town of Walton. This is the fourth animal in Delaware County to test positive for rabies in 2017. More...

Posted 9/5/2017 07:33 PM

ACS sets hearings on building project

Andes — Looking to the future, the Board of Education at Andes Central School approved a capital building project resolution in the amount of $3,636,000 at its July 27 Board of Education meeting.  The project will be put in front of the vo More...

Posted 8/29/2017 08:30 PM

Lyndhurst — the tie that binds Roxbury & the Hudson

Mansion was summer home to Jay Gould

Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, sits Lyndhurst Mansion, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival structures. The ties between the mansion and the hamlet of Roxbury begin with Roxbury native son and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. More...

Posted 8/29/2017 08:30 PM

Delaware Opp. food distribution planned Aug. 25

Delhi — Delaware Opportunities Inc. will be conducting a distribution of surplus donated food to Delaware County residents on Friday, Aug. 25 from 10:30 a.m. until all food is distributed.  More...

Posted 8/22/2017 07:43 PM